Joyland (CD)


Trust

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Amoeba Review

Sarah, Hollywood 03/31/2014

Do you like darkness? Do you like to dance?


03/03/2014

When you first put on Joyland, you might be afraid. Grandiose, beautiful synths and mournful vocals begin it like some damn Sigur Ros album. Where are the dirty, dark disco jams? Well wait just a second pardner, cause that New Agey opening is a red herring for Trust’s nastiest set of jammers yet. “Geryon” sounds like a zombie singing over ’90s Eurodisco. The title track warps those vocals into a higher register for diva-ish freestyle pop. While it’s a lot of fun, some tracks on Joyland fuse that desire to be taken a little more seriously hinted at by the title track with Trust’s poppier ambitions, like the OMD-style, subtly catchy “Are We Arc?,” the dynamic, multilayered disco of “Capitol,” and “Icabod,” which lets Robert Alfons’ throaty vocals move a bit in their low register and rise for a rousing chorus. So while Trust are more fun than your average modern synth-pop band, using a variety of influences in the service of crafting great dance songs, they also shouldn’t be dismissed as just a party band. Joyland proves Trust is a band to hold onto.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Slightly Floating
Trust 03:34
2.
Geryon
Trust 04:23
3.
Capitol
Trust 04:53
4.
Joyland
Trust 03:18
5.
Are We Arc?
Trust 04:29
6.
Icabod
Trust 04:28
7.
Four Gut
Trust 05:11
8.
Rescue, Mister
Trust 04:31
9.
Lost Souls/Eelings
Trust 04:33
10.
Peer Pressure
Trust 05:20
11.
Barely
Trust 05:25

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